Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0


Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Happy Holidays from the IAM

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

As 2019 rapidly nears its end and we make our various holiday plans, I want to let you know what an honor it is for myself and your Executive Council to serve our great union.

The IAM is much more than territories, districts, local lodges and shop floorsā€”it is family. Our Machinists Union family will be in my heart as we close out the year, and my gratitude goes out to all of you for your hard work in 2019.

Whether your plans include traveling to visit family and friends or taking on the role as host, I sincerely wish you all … Read More...

A Holiday Message from GVP Pantoja

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

Iā€™d like to wish every IAM member and their family peace, love and health this holiday season.Ā Your hard work throughout the year is what makes our union as strong as it is. Thank you for making this year one of our best.Iā€™d also like to extend my gratitude to those IAM members who will be working during the holidays. YouĀ sacrifice time away from your families so millions of travelers can spend time with theirs. Most passengers will be too hurried to express their appreciation, so let me say it for them ā€“ Thank you.Ā Ā Sito Pantoja, General Vice … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 12/14/2019

December 14, 2019 Admin 0

December 14, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,

Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve. As most of you know, we also agreed to limit communications in a manner that would not create more rumor or innuendo from either side.

Management Negotiators are frequently absent from these negotiations which was the primary reason for not continuing face-to-face negotiations this week. We also had requested that the NMB allow us to negotiate the week of Thanksgiving, but the Company Negotiators passed on … Read More...

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2019 Grievance Committee Election Results

December 12, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0

December 12, 2019

The election results for the Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related Grievance Committees are now in.

Congratulations to all those members elected and reelected in todays elections and Thank You to all of our Grievance Committee members for the last two years of outstanding service to our membership.

Results Below:

District 141 – Fleet Service:

Chair- John Wilkinson

Daryl Current

Mike KnobleĀ 

District 142 – Mechanic & Related:Ā 

Chair- Kenny Geis

Joe Behan

Todd Day…

The Association Negotiations Update – NMB Schedules Meetings

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

November 25, 2019

The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined.

The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled mediation dates for the first two weeks of December. We will meet with NMB members December 4th and 6th next week and December 9ththrough 12th the following week.

Our intention will be, as it always has been, to bring the … Read More...

Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

Woofstock 2019 was held in Las Vegas, NV November 21 – 23.

This fundraising event, “Three Days of Peace and Pups,” featured events such as the Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride, Sporting Clay shoot, Golf Tournament and a Charity Banquet.

We’ll have fundraising totals for you soon! In the meantime here are some pictures from our Guide Dogs of America Committee Chair Mark DeLuke. You can also check out our lodge’s Facebook page for more photos from District Lodge 141 Communicator Dave Lehive.


Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 18, 2019

November 21, 2019 Admin 0

November 18, 2019

Negotiations continued the week of November 11, 2019 in Washington DC.

This week of negotiations focused on Article 7, Mandatory Overtime. The dialogue centered on the need to eliminate the use of Mandatory Overtime and various ways to secure a contract that addresses our membersā€™ desire for a better quality of life.

Prior to recessing negotiations, your committee passed a comprehensive proposal that will ensure our Sisters and Brothers enjoy a quality of life deserving of all employees. Additionally, the comprehensive proposal includes economic provisions recognizing your contributions to the success of Southwest Airlines and that would ensure … Read More...

The Association Negotiations Update – November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019 Admin 0

November 16, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,Ā The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier.Ā Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.Ā Ā Our goal is not simply to reach an agreement with the company. Our goal is to reach theĀ rightĀ agreement for Association members. We need to ensure any agreement provides the wages, benefits and terms that you have earned and deserve. That is why your continued patience and solidarity is so important.Ā Ā Future negotiation dates are currently being discussed with American … Read More...